OENOFOROS Product Details 0220 Oenoforos Hospices de Beaune Volnay 1er Cru General Muteau 2016
For Orders Call:
+357 25 76 06 08
Wishlist (0)
Sign in
Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote De Beaune
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Fresh bright purple, the bouquet displays some of the charm of Volnay in a brisk red fruit style, good acidity and definite persistence. The first red grapes to be picked, from the excellent Taillepieds, Caillerets and the upper part of Fremiets vineyards. Fine juicy red fruit returns at the back.

Food Pairing: Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Volnay Premier Cru wines are those made from the Pinot Noir grape variety under the strictest production conditions of the Volnay appellation of the Côte de Beaune sub-region in Burgundy. They may only claim the premier cru title if the grapes come from vineyards officially recognized as premier cru by the INAO, the French government organization in charge of the country"s appellation system.
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0220




Available Stock: 32 items
For orders €100,00 or more we deliver free to your place (within city limits)
The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.